Commune Hotels Names Leondakis New CEO
Thursday November 8th, 2012 - 5:29PM Y
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NEW YORK—Niki Leondakis is the new CEO of Commune Hotels & Resorts, moving from Kimpton Hotels & Restaurant Group where she served as president/COO.
According to John Pritzker, co-chairman of Commune, “Niki’s work at Kimpton exhibited her passion and balanced approach to leadership. Having Niki partner with us at this time gives her a unique opportunity to impact all aspects of the company during a period of rapid expansion.”
Leondakis served at Kimpton for two decades and will lead Commune’s 46-hotel portfolio of lifestyle brands as it plans expansion into the key markets of London, Miami, Chicago, New York City, Seattle, Cabo San Lucas, Hawaii and Palo Alto, CA.
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When you hear all the lodging industry projections for the months and years to come, much of the robust growth is forecast to be the result of the expected influx of travelers from China. In what could only be seen as good news for the industry, that expectation moved a little closer to reality when President Obama signed a visa waiver extension for Chinese travelers earlier this month.